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Win A Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl™

by | Bride, Competitions


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It is always a pleasure to have Carolyn of Paloma’s Nest joining us on Polka Dot Bride!

To celebrate Valentines Day and the launch of the brand new Paloma’s Nest website, Carolyn is giving one lucky Polka Dot Bride reader a Golden Dove Ring Bearer Bowl™ with customised text valued at $US54.00.

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The brand new Paloma’s Nest website features the debut of the new Paloma’s Nest Heirloom Packaging, the Paloma’s Nest Blog “Stories To Tell”, an easy, user friendly ordering system including space for your custom wording, gift certificates and a one page checkout. Plus! As an added bonus, international shipping is free on all orders until March 1st 2010!

Having featured in publications all over the world with her beautiful creations (including Australian titles Vogue Entertaining + Living and Bride To Be), Carolyn and her team create pieces that are beautiful enough to be passed down as heirlooms.

The Golden Dove Ring Bearer Bowl™ is a new Paloma’s Nest piece. Edged in pure gold leaf, the gold is the Egyptian symbol for eternity while the bird, in ancient cultures, was considered to be an ancient messenger for gods and carries special and sacred messages.

The Golden Dove Ring Bearer Bowl™ has two holes with a silky satin cord for your rings or for hanging and is stamped with your choice of words. We have one Bowl to give away.

To win your own custom made, Golden Dove Ring Bearer Bowl™ simply leave a comment, poem or story on this entry, using the words ‘Birds of a feather…….’

The winner will be chosen by the Polka Dot Bride team and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site. This competition is open worldwide. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 5.00 p.m (Australian time).

This competition is now closed.

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by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Sydney designer Luom Ousby popped up on my radar a few months ago with her label Luomo and I’m delighted to share her work with you today.

Luomo trained in New Zealand before heading to Australia’s golden shores in 1997 where she worked for Studibaker and Smith & Miles before starting her label Luomo in 2004. I was drawn to Luomo’s simple elegant lines in the collections. There’s no fluff, no big skirts, no dramatic detail. Instead, the drama comes through the elegant cuts, the simple skirts, the tailoring of the fabric so it drapes off the bride’s body and the simple touches- a halter necklace, a black sash around the waist, a simple ruffle.

We only have a few images (Luomo is yet to release her latest shoot to her website) but I think they capture her style beautifully.

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Photos from Luomo by Tea Lily Photography

Henry Roth Affordable Couture

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Polka Dots


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Double fashion feature today! Today I feel honoured to bring you some exclusive shots of Henry Roth’s new Affordable Couture collection which he launched last week in Sydney in a runway show model Alexandra Agoston-O’Connor.

While the runway photos show the gowns beautifully, Henry gave us these studio shots exclusively so you could see them in all of their glory! There’s many more (coming soon to the Henry Roth website), but these are some of the ones I really loved. (Can you guess my favourite gown?)

The collection starts at $625 and rises to $2000+ and will be in stores mid to late June. In Henry’s words, his collection is for “savvy brides who want to have their cake and eat it too.

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Henrietta, Harley

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Henry Roth will also be in Melbourne on the 20th of February for a designer day at Maggies Bridal Salon from 9am to 4pm. Henry will be showing the new collection and consulting one on one with brides and bridesmaids. Check out the Maggies site for more info.

Images by Henry Roth

Valentine’s Day Picnic Wedding

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


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Red heart Macarons from Williams Sonoma, Photo by EyeSpy Photography via Snippet & Ink, Photo by Stacey Kane, card from  dazeychic on Etsy, Bouquet from Brides, cake from Martha Stewart, red drink from Elizabeth Anne Designs.

My favourite way to spend Valentine’s Day is a picnic overlooking the water. I love the sun beaming down, the dappled light of the trees and the sweet smell of the sea breeze. I thought such a day of love deserved a special Sunday inspiration board!

I seem to be on a red kick lately with boards (requested boards coming soon!) but it seemed only fitting for this fun, picnic wedding! With plenty of sweet Valentine Day treats and quirky little details, I’d rather like to attend this wedding as a guest myself!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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